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Thread: Novice needs H E L P

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    Novice needs H E L P

    I am making a quilt for my grandson for Christmas, the quilt is sewn in strips, and the pictures that you see on the material are only pinned on, they will be appliqued. My question is would it look better if I did a rail fence and appliqued the pictures at the intersecting seams. I thought this pattern looked to simple. Now if I can get the picture to download I will be all set, have patience with me.
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    I like your quilt. The pictures you want to add to the quilt are very nice. I would like to see them used as blocks and then maybe surrounded by rail fence blocks or used as centers in log cabin type blocks. I'm just not sure they should be appliqued to the surface of your quilt. I may be off base.

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    Personally, I LOVE the randomness (and wilderness-y feel) of your design.

    And while you think it looks too simple, I think it looks unique (seriously, how many Rail Fence or Warm Wishes quilts are out there?).

    The moose and whatever else you got there (I'm from the city and just learned the difference between a bull and steer yesterday) look they're on the grand, wide-open prairie.

    Don't change it.

    It looks great.
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    I like it the way it is, but it's your quilt. Also if you've already sewn all those strips together ... why rip them up?
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Your quilt is so pretty. It is just right for a boy.

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    Beautiful exactly how it is and your grandson will love it because you made it especially for him.
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    MTS....you made me giggle with your bull/steer comment !!!!!
    I really the layout just the way it is - with the random appliques scattered over the top -it would have a very unique look - and i think would compliment the straight lines of the rest of the quilt. Be sure to let us see what you finally do.
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    How Old is your Gr.Boy? I think Its just fine this way just round off the shapes as best you can and sew them down.
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    I love the way it looks just as it is
    Applique them down randomly as you've laid them out. Do not put them into blocks.
    It's a great quilt.

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    it's your quilt, so ultimately your choice. it looks good that way, but my choice would be the rail fence idea.
    Nancy in western NY

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